Author Archives: Mike Pruden

Lady Generals hang on for five-set win

Lady Generals hang on for five-set win

SHERIDAN — The blood pressure was through the roof — actually, the dome — as the Sheridan College volleyball team watched their two-set lead collapse, only to fight back and win the match in a dogfight of a fifth set against Eastern Wyoming College. “They continued to fight,” SC coach Jen Stadler said after the… Continue Reading

Defense key for TRHS against Southeast ground game

DAYTON — The Tongue River High School football team typically splits their practices right down the middle — 50 percent on offense, 50 percent on defense. But this week has been a tad different for John Scott’s team. The Eagles make the trip to Southeast this Friday to take on a Cyclones team that could… Continue Reading

Lady Generals earn nonconference win over Rocky Mountain JV

SHERIDAN — Kanye West’s “Celebration” pumping through the speakers at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome Tuesday night meant something good for the Sheridan College volleyball team: a straight-set (25-21, 26-24, 25-20) victory over Rocky Mountain College junior varsity. But it didn’t come easy. After taking a 3-2 lead in the first set, the Lady Generals… Continue Reading

Broncs hope to turn tides on increasingly familiar situation

SHERIDAN — The salt lingers in the collective mouth of the Sheridan High School football team. After another brutal loss to the Gillette Camels Friday, the Broncs find themselves in the same position they’ve been in for the last couple years. It’s the third-straight season Sheridan has opened 5-0 before suffering a loss to the… Continue Reading

Getting romantic about baseball

So I’m sitting in the first row of the outfield at Great American Ball Park last Tuesday — right around right-centerfield — and there’s this kid sitting at the end of the row, about 10 or 12 seats away. Let me tell you, this kid was the worst. It was the Chicago Cubs versus the… Continue Reading

Broncs ready for Gillette matchup

Broncs ready for Gillette matchup

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs football team may own the overall series with rival Gillette (41-29-1), but as of late, it’s been all Camels. Twenty-three of Sheridan’s 29 losses have come in the last 37 years — the time in which the series has been called the Energy Bowl. The Broncs have lost four straight… Continue Reading

Do-or-die for SC after 2OT loss to Northwest

Do-or-die for SC after 2OT loss to Northwest

SHERIDAN — Kaden McElhinny thought he had the ball. There was only a minute and some change left on the clock in the second overtime of Sheridan College’s battle with Northwest College. McElhinny was looking downfield to make the quick counter off the Northwest shot. But he took his eye off the ball for a… Continue Reading

Column: Introducing the Mike P. mailbag

There’s a saying out there — I’m not sure how official the saying is, but it’s out there — that you don’t talk these things with your friends: religion, politics and sports. I’ve tried talking all of these things with my buddies, and it’s horrible. I enjoy debating, firing up my friends when I purposely… Continue Reading

Friday’s matchup with Upton-Sundance a do-over for Eagles

SHERIDAN — The Upton-Sundance Patriots are a good football team, and Tongue River High School head football coach John Scott knows it. He’s experienced it firsthand. Last season, the Tongue River Eagles started out the season — their first in 1A — with two big wins. Those two wins matched the entirety of the team’s… Continue Reading

Friday a measuring stick for Broncs within Big 4

SHERIDAN — It’s no secret that there are four top-tier teams in 4A football in Wyoming. Sheridan, Natrona, Gillette and Cheyenne East have been the state tournament semifinalists each of the last five seasons, earning them the appropriately titled Big 4 nickname. There’s no sign of that changing anytime soon and definitely not this year.… Continue Reading

Column: Share the road

Have you seen the trailer for the new Lance Armstrong movie “The Program?” It looks fascinating, with actor Ben Foster admittedly taking performance-enhancing drugs to fulfill the role of the tarnished cyclist. It’s not just the movie and story that are fascinating, though. It’s incredible to believe that we’re making a movie about a cyclist.… Continue Reading

Lady Broncs take down Laramie, go 2-0 to open conference play

SHERIDAN — What started as two very evenly-matched teams exchanging points turned into arguably the Sheridan High School volleyball team’s best match of the season in a four-set win over Laramie Saturday. After earning a win over Cheyenne South Friday to open conference play, the Lady Plainsmen came into Sheridan High School hoping to spoil… Continue Reading

Sheridan earns much needed win over South

Sheridan earns much needed win over South

SHERIDAN — It didn’t matter who the Sheridan High School volleyball team played; the Lady Broncs needed a win. With the Cheyenne South Lady Bison (1-11) in town, Sheridan got the conference season off to a better start than the non-conference season. After a 2-9 start, the Lady Broncs got some much-needed momentum Friday with… Continue Reading

Broncs hope long trip doesn’t result in slow start

SHERIDAN — Four hundred seventy-five miles: That’s the distance from Sheridan High School to Evanston High School, the distance the Broncs football team will ride on a bus before Friday’s matchup with the Red Devils. It’s the longest 4A trip in the state and a full 179 miles longer than Sheridan’s zero week trip to… Continue Reading

Column: Are you ready for some football?

I’m not sure if you caught my NCAA football preview last week, or if you watched the Ohio State thumping of Virginia Tech Monday, but, yeah, so far so good. Since I’m sitting here on my high horse looking like an NCAAF genius, I figured I’d keep the mojo going and try my hand at… Continue Reading

A clean sweep: SC volleyball goes 4-0 at home tourney

SHERIDAN — Even though the Sheridan College volleyball team keeps adding chairs to their sideline, the reserves are stepping in and filling gaps seamlessly. As the injuries pile up, Jennifer Stadler’s team is still finding ways to get the job done. They hosted the Sheridan College Volleyball Tournament over the weekend, and the Lady Generals… Continue Reading

Relentless Broncs cruise past Kelly Walsh 40-12

Relentless Broncs cruise past Kelly Walsh 40-12

SHERIDAN — Looking up in the stands at Scott Field Friday night, it was pretty easy to spot fans sporting shirts that read “relentless” across the front. It’s the motto of the Sheridan High School football team, and it’s exactly how they played in Friday’s 40-12 victory over Kelly Walsh. The Broncs came into the… Continue Reading

Column: Perfectly incorrect college football predictions

The College Football Playoff proved to be everything we had hoped it would be last year. It earned Ohio State a national championship that they otherwise wouldn’t have even played for, and the Buckeyes dominated. The question heading into this season is: Can anybody dethrone the Bucks? I must admit, I’m not as up to… Continue Reading

Broncs host Kelly Walsh in home opener Friday

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School head football coach Don Julian said that the Broncs are going to have to put an emphasis on Kelly Walsh’s quarterback Friday when the Trojans come to Scott Field. Despite Sheridan’s dominating win over Laramie last weekend and Kelly Walsh’s lopsided 49-19 loss to Gillette, Julian expects to see a… Continue Reading

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